My Background:Full Circle from Architect to User to Architect! 1973: PhD in Electrical Engineering • Carnegie Mellon University • Thesis: Performance Evaluation of Multiprocessor Computer Systems• 4 years - Texas Instruments • Research• 17 years - Digital Equipment Corporation • Processor Architecture and Performance• 12 years - Intel • Performance, Architecture, Strategic Planning• 5.5 years - Microsoft • Data Center Hardware Engineering• Starting as VP, Technology at Qualcomm in Jan 2013
What am I proud of? 40 productive years in the industry – OK may be only 20! Relationships After my 1st job, opportunities came knocking on my door Willing to stand up for what I believed in (NOT EASY!) Not giving up when things were down Challenging conventional wisdom (boss called my idea stupid!) Maintaining my self confidence and sense of humor Industry recognition IEEE Fellow in 1997 Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Bombay in 1998 Microsoft Distinguished Engineer in 2007 (billg approved) Excited to be hired as VP at age 63.5 by Qualcomm!
Top 10 List in Random Order1. Observe the environment and learn2. Being outspoken can be career limiting even when you are right3. Learn to achieve through others4. Make the transition from player to coach5. Empower your subordinates and hold them responsible6. Treat everyone with respect and fairness7. Know your strengths and weaknesses, but don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.8. Always be ethical9. Don’t take yourself too seriously10. If it is no longer fun, find something else to do“Don’t be encumbered by past history, go off and do something wonderful.”
Learn to wear Many Hats!“Don’t be encumbered by past history, go off and do something wonderful.”